Access Utah

Weekdays 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Access Utah is UPR's original program focusing on the things that matter to Utah. The hourly show airs daily at 9:00 a.m. and covers everything from pets to politics in a range of formats from in-depth interviews to call-in shows.

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Access Utah
11:15 am
Tue May 20, 2014

"Scaling Wind," Documentary on Energy on Tuesday's Access Utah

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A new documentary from Greentech Films, “Scaling Wind,” looks at people championing the proposal of the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2008 report, “20 Percent Wind Energy by 2030,” the film profiles people working to overcome the challenges facing achievement of the 20% vision, including the need to modernize and expand the power grid and smarten the nation’s energy policy for a stable market.


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Access Utah
11:51 am
Mon May 19, 2014

"Wrecks of Human Ambition" on Monday's Access Utah

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The red rock canyon country of southeastern Utah and northeastern Arizona is one of the most isolated, wild, and beautiful regions of North America. Europeans and Americans over time have mostly avoided, disdained, or ignored it. Wrecks of Human Ambition illustrates how this landscape undercut notions and expectations of good, productive land held by the first explorers, settlers, and travelers who visited it. Even today, its aridity and sandy soils prevent widespread agricultural exploitation, and its cliffs, canyons, and rivers thwart quick travel in and through the landscape.


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Access Utah
10:50 am
Thu May 15, 2014

"The Montana Vigilantes, 1863-1870" on Thursday's Access Utah

Historians and novelists alike have described the vigilantism that took root in the gold-mining communities of Montana in the mid-1860s, but Mark C. Dillon is the first to examine the subject through the prism of American legal history, considering the state of criminal justice and law enforcement in the western territories and also trial procedures, gubernatorial politics, legislative enactments, and constitutional rights. 


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Access Utah
9:25 am
Thu May 15, 2014

"Drilling Down" on Wednesday's Access Utah

For more than a century, oil has been the engine of growth for a society that delivers an unprecedented standard of living to many. We now take for granted that economic growth is good, necessary, and even inevitable, but also feel a sense of unease about the simultaneous growth of complexity in the processes and institutions that generate and manage that growth. 


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Access Utah
11:33 am
Tue May 13, 2014

"I Never Met a Story I Didn't Like" On Tuesday's Access Utah

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For years, Todd Snider has been one of the most beloved country-folk singers in the United States, compared to Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, John Prine, and dozens of others. He's become not only a new-century Dylan but a modern-day Will Rogers, an everyman whose intelligence, self-deprecation, experience, and sense of humor make him a uniquely American character. 


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Access Utah
10:57 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Mormon History, Settlement And Observation On Monday's Access Utah

The Mormon village was originally conceived as a place removed from the rest of the world, a place where the Saints could live strong faith-based identity. Although common in Europe, the pattern that Mormons used of residential villages with outlying farms was unusual in the American West. The first studies of these villages were by travelers who lived among the Mormons and wrote about their experiences. By linking these early accounts to the move of more formal academic studies of the twentieth century, “Saints Observed” provides the most complete look at Mormon community life.


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Access Utah
8:00 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

"The World's Strongest Librarian" on Thursday's Access Utah

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Josh Hanagarne couldn't be invisible if he tried. Although he wouldn't officially be diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome until his freshman year of high school, Josh was six years old and onstage in a school Thanksgiving play when he first began exhibiting symptoms. 


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Access Utah
10:21 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Homesteading the Modern West on Wednesday's Access Utah

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This program originally aired in July of 2013.

On Wednesday's Access Utah, we revisit a conversation with Julia Corbett. Her book, "Seven Summers: A Naturalist Homesteads in the Modern West" is the story of a naturalist-turned-professor (Corbett) who flees city life each summer with her pets and power tools to pursue her lifelong dream: building a cabin in the Wyoming woods. 

    

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Access Utah
10:37 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Pet Health and Questions on Tuesday's Access Utah

UPR Web manager April Ashland's little sister calls to her horse each day when she comes home from school.
Credit April Ashland

We want to hear about your dog, cat, rabbit, armadillo, or any other animal you love. Post a picture, comment or question on our page for Dr. James Israelsen, with Mountain View Veterinary Health Center. 

    

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Access Utah
10:20 am
Mon May 5, 2014

"9,000 Miles of Fatherhood" on Monday's Access Utah

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Seven moves in seven years as a pre-teen cursed Kirk Millson with a pathologically low tolerance for routine. After terrorizing his wife, Alison, with several near-death wilderness experiences, he toughened up his young children on a steady diet of desert excursions until their luck changed and his career intervened. 


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